The past few months have been a season of change for The Strongest Proof, culminating in the release of the band’s brief but potent second Post Punk album, Robot Eats a Steak. Guitarist Tony Roth sheared his mop of curls to a boot camp cut, frontman Matt Tomlinson moved from guitar to bass and bassist Rob Stanley moved to Oklahoma.
The Strongest Proof’s debut for Phratry, 2006’s One Percent, was essentially a sonic snapshot of the band in its early phase which was released after the Proof had been around for three years. The band takes full responsibility for the lag time.
Robot Eats a Steak is an accurate rendering of the Strongest Proof in the present tense. A powerful set of seven songs that bristles with the viscerally channeled chaos of Fugazi and the menacing passion of The Afghan Whigs, Robot Eats a Steak (recorded at Candyland with Mike Montgomery) further establishes the Proof as a bold Post Punk presence in the scene.
The Strongest Proof hosts a CD release party Saturday at the Southgate House with Mad Anthony, The Turkeys and Arms Exploding.
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